Luau at The Wailea Beach Marriott

Wailea Marriott
South Maui
Dinner Included
Open Bar Included
Live Music
Luau dancers against sunset


  • Hawaiian and Polynesian culture and history depicted through song and dance
  • Spectacular fire knife dance
  • All-you-can-eat feast with variety of Hawaiian dishes and open bar with tropical cocktails
  • Traditional Hawaiian activities and games
  • Imu ceremony with unearthing of cooked pig
  • Overlooking beautiful beach and sunset as backdrop
$225 per adult
  • Evening
  • Duration 3.25 hours

Pricing & Availability


JULY UPDATE: This luau is currently sold out over a month in advance. During the peak summer season, especially due to ongoing COVID capacity restrictions, availability is very limited. If you are a party of 4+ and don't see any availability that works for you, you can fill out our waitlist form. You may also want to consider our West Maui Luau, which generally has more seats made available within a week of the luau.

To book for September or later, please choose the second option in the booking form drop-down.


Experience the tastes and sights of Hawaiian culture and history with the Te Au Moana (“The Ocean Tide”) Luau at the oceanfront Marriott Resort in Wailea. You’ll enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast of Hawaiian cuisine, an open bar, an Imu ceremony unearthing the pig cooking in a traditional underground oven, interactive activities such as island tattoos and hula dancing, and authentic and entertaining performances with vibrant costumes depicting the stories of Hawaii and the Polynesian people, culminating in the exciting fire-knife dance. All of this takes place with a scenic backdrop of a tropical beach and a setting sun over the Pacific Ocean.

Full current menu here. In addition, the open bar includes tropical cocktails like Hawaiian Mai Tais and a wide selection of liquors, wine, and beer.

COVID-19 UPDATE: The luau is operating. Temporary changes for everyone's safety and to comply with local regulations include: 1) reduced capacity with social distancing, 2) table service instead of buffet (except walk-up bar), 3) only one seating/price tier, 4) each party at a private assigned table, 5) no interactive activities, audience participation on stage, or flower lei, and 6) minimum of 2 people per booking (sorry, no parties of 1 can book). Please ensure your entire party is booked under one booking in order to sit together; parties at different tables may not mingle at the luau during COVID. 

Available dates don't work for you, or staying in Kaanapali / Lahaina and prefer something closer? Consider our West Maui luau.

Booking Tip

Tables are assigned based on the booking date, so booking earlier will also lead to the best tables.

TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
  • Exciting fire-knife dance
  • Warm host provides insightful commentary to audience that compliments the beautiful storytelling through song and dance
  • Everyone receives fresh flower lei necklace (pending availability, otherwise a carved wooden turtle necklace)
  • Wide variety of traditional Hawaiian activities, as well as imu ceremony
  • Free self parking
  • Plentiful audience interaction
Traveler Reviews
TravelShack Customer rating:

4.9 out of 5 stars
Also rated on:

July 2021

Toni-Anne wrote:

This was an amazing experience! The food was great and the entertainment was so fun!

May 2021

Kristy wrote:

amazing, entertaining and beautiful. Great food!

April 2021

Cheryl wrote:

The show and food were amazing!! Excellent way to end our trip to Maui!!!

Guidebook Reviews

Maui Revealed Guidebook:

A luau can be a blast, and, if your time allows for one, they are highly recommended. The better ones are at the higher price end, and you should book them in advance.

In South Maui, we prefer the Marriott luau over the other option. The show is better with some audience participation, the mai tais weren’t watered down, the food was better, and the pig you saw come out of the ground is the pig you eat.

Fodor's Guidebook:

Luaus are a major attraction. You get what you pay for, and many of the best book weeks or months in advance, so reserve early. Plan your luau night early on in your trip to help you get into the Hawaiian spirit.

At the Marriott luau, there is a simply breathtaking backdrop of the ocean, and the tasty buffet serves a plethora of local staples and desserts. The performance concludes with a jaw-dropping solo fire-knife dance.

Moon Guidebook:

Attending a luau is like going to dinner theater. It’s a good opportunity to try a lot of local foods at once. If you really enjoy a good Broadway show, then you might enjoy a luau, and kids seem to love them.

The Marriott luau has a highly entertaining performance, and the backdrop of the setting sun creates a panorama you would expect from a luau in paradise.


$225 for ages 13+
$155 for ages 6-12
Free for ages 5 & under


Summer (June 4 - Sept 2)
5:00 pm: Check-in begins & bar opens
5:30 pm: Program starts with activities & live music
8:15 pm: Ends (approx.)

Rest of Year
4:30 pm: Check-in begins & bar opens
5:00 pm: Program starts with activities & live music
7:45 pm: Ends (approx.)


  • South Maui
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort

10 min from Kihei
60 min from Lahaina/Ka'anapali
Frequently Asked Questions
  • The luau company (Tihati Productions) is owned by local family since its founding 50 years ago
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • No refunds after 24 hours prior to activity time
Tax added at checkout
  • 4.166% Hawaii sales tax (GET)
  • This luau is located in South Maui, which is 45 min - 1 hour from West Maui (Lahaina/Kaanapali).